As we watch Gwen become more evil in tonight’s episode of Merlin, Angel Coulby talks about this dark side of her character. “I think everything that has happened to Gwen has been working toward this point,” Coulby says. “People warned me, ‘You’re going to be quite different in this season.’ But actually, given her level of confidence, I think it matches me a bit more. I’ve always been more confident than Gwen, so it comes quite naturally for me to play Gwen this way.”
For Katie McGrath, this new Gwen could very well be a better ruler of Camelot than her husband, King Arthur. “Gwen is willing to make the tougher decisions,” says McGrath. “I think Arthur is a softer character – it’s ended up that he is good and kind and all of those things, but, ironically, Gwen would make the better ruler. She uses her wits to solve situations, sometimes tricking her prey. Arthur would probably never be that cunning.”
Ah yes Katie, girls rule, boys drool!
Don’t forget to watch tonight’s Merlin beginning at 10/9c on Syfy. Here’s a sneak peek to get you excited: